Posts Tagged ‘driving’

Every year, global commercial real estate organization Colliers International produces an annual survey on parking garage rates across the United States and Canada which they compile into a public report. Columbus was noteworthy in that there was zero change between 2011 and 2012’s pricing, while the national average rate of increase was 1.6 percent.

“This year’s report shows that Columbus’s parking rates have held strong and are now listed as below the national average for monthly parking rates,” said  Leslie Hobbs, Director of Marketing at Colliers International for the Greater Columbus Region.

The average cost of parking in a covered or underground parking garage in Columbus is $95 per month, while the national average is $164.80 per month. The city at the top of the list is New York City, where in Midtown Manhattan the average cost is $562 per month.

To read the full report, visit www.collierscanada.com.


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From The Dispatch:

315Rt. 315: Getting there from here
Sunday,  June 14, 2009 3:33 AM

While workers repair bridges and the highway surface, the 70,000 vehicles a day that travel Rt. 315 will be squeezed into two lanes in each direction, down from the existing three lanes. By next Monday, those temporary lanes all will be on what is currently the southbound side of the freeway in a project that is scheduled to stretch into October.

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Need help in developing a strategy to illegally speed on the highways in Central Ohio without getting caught? Well, The Dispatch is here to help you today with their article “How fast is too fast?“, which gives you the inside scoop on how to avoid tickets.

Some tips from the Dispatch include staying away from several heavily-patrolled hotspots, only going 9 mph over the speed limit, and being extra careful with your speeding during specific timeframes such as the evening rush hour, weekends, and the month of May.

Of course, a lot of this is either common sense or at least commonly-known amongst most drivers, but it’s still awfully nice of the Dispatch to take the time to do some added research to help support these tips for helping folks to speed without getting caught.

You can read the full article here.

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This story shocked me a bit because of the last paragraph I’ve posted here about the “six-month moratorium on subdivisions” that the city of Worthington declared. I’ve never heard of anything like that, but it sounds like something I’d like to hear happening more often and in longer increments.

Seriously though, is this a strategy that gets used with any frequency?

Opinions differ on future of Olentangy River Road
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Should the city protect the so-called rural character of Olentangy River Road, with its rolling acres of natural terrain?

Or is development along the stretch of roadway south of Dublin-Granville Road inevitable — so why not rewrite city zoning laws to make the transition as palatable as possible?

Attempting to answer those questions netted many answers and opinions from the approximately 40 residents who turned out to discuss the road’s future at a meeting last Thursday at the Municipal Building.

A second meeting is set for Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the same location.

The city has declared a six-month moratorium on subdivisions on Olentangy River Road south of Dublin-Granville Road. During that time, residents and city leaders will decide how, or whether, city zoning ordinances should change.


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